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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Strømgren,
Godani, Ekman

When I first saw Jo Strømgren’s Sunday Again a few years ago, I came away with more of the humorous moments he intersperses throughout the work. They’re still there, but on this second viewing it’s the discord that hangs with … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow
in Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Orbo Novo

In 1933, modern dance founder Ted Shawn established Jacob’s Pillow in the idyllic Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. This dance festival and school has grown over time but, with weathered barn boards and picturesque grounds, it still retains a rustic charm. … Continue reading

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Interview: Benoit-Swan Pouffer

Interview with Benoit-Swan Pouffer

You bring in a lot of European choreographers as guests—it’s a great introduction for people in the U.S. who don’t get a chance to see what’s going on in Europe.
Yes, and they’re not novice choreographers, either—they’re very accomplished. Some of them were even directors, like Stijn Celis who directed Bern Ballet. I think we here in the U.S. should know these people.

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Veggetti, Pite,
and Veldman

Artistic Director Benoit-Swan Pouffer continues to assemble a strong repertory for Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Their winter programme comprised pieces which were strikingly complementary not just in the choreography, but but in the way each work took a novel approach … Continue reading

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Interview: Didy Veldman

Interview with Didy Veldman

Are you busy these days?
It varies, but if I do two to three things a year, that’s really plenty for me. I don’t want to do too much because I have a family, two kids, there’s a certain dynamic that works for the family and I’m sticking to it. I’ve made the mistake before of piling things too close together…

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Cedar Lake dances Preljocaj and Strömgren;
Larry Keigwin’s Elements

Once again Cedar Lake has brought Europe to the U.S., presenting works by France’s Angelin Preljocaj and Norway’s Jo Strömgren. Continue reading

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Glassy Essence: an installation at Cedar Lake,
Scapino Ballet: Works by Ed Wubbe and Marco Goecke,
Rebecca Kelly Ballet celebrates Earth Week

Folks who are swept away by a fascination with dance have a natural desire to go behind the scenes and see the dancers at work, or meet them in person. This is being capitalised on by companies where, for the right price, donors can attend open rehearsals, even sponsor a particular dancer—and a symbiotic arrangement it is: balletomanes get what they crave and dance companies augment their funding.

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet: Winter Season

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s mission statement in its programme booklet says one of their goals is to present “international artists less known to American audiences” and this they have done magnificently for a number of seasons now, the only exception … Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Ohad Naharin’s Decadance

Ohad Naharin has undertaken a fresh look at his past works, re-arranging them under the moniker Decadance. One imagines, given the constraints of rehearsal time and the varying abilities of dancers to adapt to his approach, his efforts must meet with a certain amount of compromise. New York City’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, however, dedicated three immersive months for the dancers to absorb Naharin’s work and style. Continue reading

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Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dances Godani and Pouffer

Despite the globalisation of the dance community, a lot of European talent is going relatively unnoticed over here in the U.S. So it was a delight to discover the exciting work of Jacopo Godani in a recent concert put on by Cedar Lake. Continue reading

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